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Welcome to the Pol S Advising blog. See also our new searchable lists of Internship Opportunities and Scholarship & Award Opportunities.

The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

Dawg Daze Leaders  (September 16- September 27, 2019)

Dawg Daze leaders develop programming and logistical support for all Welcome Week events and act as UW ambassadors to ensure that the week is a memorable and enjoyable experience for all participants. Volunteer leaders are required to be at Husky Kick-Off and at least two other events of their choice. Application closes on May 19, 2019.

Digital Communication Student Coordinator (June 17 - September 25, 2019)

First Year Programs is seeking an energetic, creative, and tech-savvy student who has a passion for impacting student success through communication and social media. The intern will be responsible for the implementation of new orientation and Dawg Daze app and support social media communications including Facebook, Instagram, Facebook live and short videos.


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It’s officially Fulbright season! The application is now open and results from last year’s application are coming in. This Thursday you have the chance to learn more about what you can do during a Fulbright year abroad and meet some of UW’s 26 Fulbright semi-finalists.  This year’s semi-finalists applied to research, study or teach abroad in over 20 countries!

April 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

Meet & Greet at 5:00 p.m.


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Join our Team

Calling all people passionate about improving equity in education!

Pipeline is hiring positions that begin September 1st, 2019. Applications are due in early May!

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The Pipeline Project Equity in STEM Ameri­Corps mem­ber recruits, trains and supports...

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DRAMA 353. Intermediate Acting: Physical comedy, vaudeville, and melodrama

SLN 11184 A-term, MTWTh 9:00 - 10:40 3 credits, VLPA.

Professor Jeffrey Fracé. No prerequisites, no audition, lots of fun! (The system thinks there is a prerequisite, so if a student is interested, please have them contact me and I'll register them for the course). Let me know if you have any questions.

For more information, contact

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Join the Career and Internship for the Career Launch, a creative and interactive workshop designed especially for Arts and Sciences majors!

Career Launch

When you tell people your major, how often do you hear: “What will you do with that?” You might have heard an adviser or tell you, “You can do anything you want!” But is that any less stressful? The truth is that very few people know what their purpose is before doing the work that becomes their purpose. By the end of this session, you will have crafted a mission statement about who you are, what you care about, and how you want to make an impact, all of which can be immediately put to use in your resume or LinkedIn, at networking events and beyond.

Tuesday, April 23rd (tomorrow) from 2:30-3:20 in MGH 134

Registration: ...

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This Friday April 26th


MGH 134 (Career & Internship Lobby)

How to Prepare for Law School

Next Monday April 29th


Online Zoom

Applying to Law School 101

To see more pre-law events, you can look ...

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Italian Studies in Rome: Power and Privilege in Italian Language and Culture

Join us in Rome for Winter 2020, learn Italian, and practice your new language skills! Study race, difference, and identity across history, using Rome and surrounding areas as your classroom.

15 credits, no prerequisites:

*Race in Italy: Inventing others in early modern Europe (5 cr, VLPA / DIV) – taught by Prof. Susan Gaylard.

*Accelerated Italian (10 cr; 15 cr VLPA if you also complete Ital 103 in Spring) – taught by Dr. Virginia Agostinelli, teacher extraordinaire, resident of Rome, and tour guide for Rick Steves.

*WINTER is the best time to go to Rome (few tourists, sunny and beautiful)!

*The best way to study abroad is with faculty who speak the language and know the culture – so join us!

Info sessions (Padelford C-242):

*Tue 23 April, 1-2pm

*Wed 1 May, 2-3pm

*Thu 9 May, 1-2pm

The priority deadline for Financial aid and...

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English 200B, VLPA and W course, Summer A-term,  M-Th 9:40-11:50: "(Im)migrant/ Transnational Fictions," is a five credit course taught by senior English Department faculty member John O'Neill.  English 200B is dedicated to reading and writing about works of fiction that explore the global movement of people in a time when migratory flows are increasingly met with resistance and persecution.  
  Reading, discussion and writing in this class will engage this process of movement, what sacrifices are required, what restrictions are imposed, and what transformations might occur.  We will explore the ways in which these fictional works engage ... Read more
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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is proud to honor the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. Every year, the program supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Full eligibility requirements can be found ...

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One of the highlights of the Political Science Department's graduation celebration is undergraduate student speech. Giving this speech is a special opportunity to reflect with your fellow graduates on your experiences at UW and to share thoughts about your education. Political Science invites submissions from students who graduated in summer 2018, autumn 2018, winter 2019, or who applied to graduate in spring or summer 2019.

The deadline to submit your speech is Monday, May 6th. Speeches are to be no more than 500 words (about 5 minutes to deliver) and must appeal to a diverse audience of fellow students, family, and friends. Please email your speech to

While there is no set theme, the best speeches convey your experiences and insights; the worst speeches string together cliches about...

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